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Infectious Questions : An Infectious Diseases Public Health Podcast

A public health podcast that connects people with infectious disease questions to people with the answers. A production of the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID). // Un balado sur la santé publique réalisé par le Centre de collaboration nationale des maladies infectieuses (CCNMI) et appelé « Infections en question » fait le lien entre les balados concernant les questions sur les maladies infectieuses et ceux qui offrent des réponses à ces questions.
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Sep 14, 2020

Stephanie Mayell, of the Migrant Worker Health Expert Working Group (MWHEWG), discusses the burden of COVID-19 among migrant agricultural workers in Canada,  barriers to prevention, and opportunities for public health intervention.

Jul 21, 2020

In this podcast, Dr. Erin Knight discusses changes and trends in substance use during COVID-19 and how public health and addiction service teams are responding together to meet the needs of communities.

Jul 6, 2020

On this episode, the 15th of our series, we’ve partnered with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health to bring to discuss the evacuations of Northern Indigenous communities in Canada, and the public health considerations of COVID-19 in these tragic events.

NCCIH’s Roberta Stout spoke with Dr. Emily Dicken, the Director of Emergency Management at the First Nations Health Authority.

Jun 22, 2020

In this episode of our series on COVID-19, we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on public health programming for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs). We speak with Jennifer Gratrix, interim director of the STBBI program for Alberta Health Services.

Jun 8, 2020

For our 13th episode, we circle back to continue our discussion on the health and well-being of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. NCCID's Margaret Haworth-Brockman speaks with Dr. Joanne Langley, a pediatric infectious disease clinician in Halifax at IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, about current pediatric considerations for COVID-19 including epidemiology, presenting symptoms and demographic data.

May 27, 2020

In this episode, NCCID's Aleksandra Wierzbowski speaks with Dr. Graham Tipples, Medical-Scientific Director at Alberta’s Public Health Lab, about current and upcoming serological tactics for COVID-19.

Tipples explains what healthcare professionals need to know about serology testing right now, the limitations of the test, length of immunity to COVID-19 and who should be the priority for serological testing.

Apr 29, 2020

For our 11th episode, we discuss the health and well-being of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. NCCID's Margaret Haworth-Brockman speaks with Dr. Joanne Langley, a pediatric infectious disease clinician in Halifax at IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, about current pediatric considerations for COVID-19.

Apr 20, 2020

In this episode, we shed light on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) resources for COVID-19 from IPAC Canada.  Jennifer Happe, an Infection Prevention and Control Professional and a Director on the Board of IPAC Canada acknowledges current challenges for frontline personnel and reminds our listeners of foundational IPC skills and opportunities to learn more. 

Apr 8, 2020

In April, Dr. Jared Bullard, an infectious disease specialist and Associate Medical Director at the Cadham Provincial Lab in Winnipeg Manitoba, spoke with us about Canada's initial laboratory response to 2019-nCoV and COVID-19. In this episode, Dr. Bullard returns to provide an update on testing and diagnosis for COVID-19 and Canada’s ongoing laboratory response.

Apr 6, 2020

In this episode of our series on COVID-19, we discuss livestock, farming and One Health considerations for COVID-19. We speak with Dr. Simon Otto, a veterinarian, epidemiologist and assistant professor at the University of Alberta School of Public Health.

Mar 30, 2020

In this episode of our series on COVID-19, we discuss public health roles, measures and considerations for northern and remote communities in Canada. We speak with Dr. Michael IsaacMedical Officer of Health in the Northern Health Region of Manitoba.

Mar 23, 2020

Continuing our series on COVID-19, we speak to Dr. David Strang, a geriatrician and co-founding member of the Long Term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada,  on how Long Term Care homes, as well as supportive residences for seniors in communities, are preparing. 

Mar 18, 2020

In partnership with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health, our 5th episode in the COVID-19 series focuses on pandemic preparedness in First Nations communities. We speak with Marlene Larocque, Senior Policy Advisor at the Assembly of First Nations, and Dr. Myrle Ballard, Researcher and Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba.

Feb 21, 2020

In the fourth episode of this series, we delve into the issues of stigma and discrimination as they relate to 2019-nCoV, and how public health can respond. We talk with Pemma Muzumdar, a Knowledge Translation Specialist at the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health.

Feb 13, 2020

In this episode, we focus on effective public health engagement with nurses in Canada about 2019-nCoV. We speak with Dr. Claire Betker, President of the Canadian Nurses Association and the Scientific Director for the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health.

Feb 10, 2020

In this episode, we continue our look at the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, specifically on infection prevention and control in Canadian healthcare settings. We chat with  Dr. John Embil, an infectious disease consultant at the University of Manitoba and Medical Director for the Infection Prevention and Control program at the Health Sciences Centre hospital and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Feb 10, 2020

In the first episode of the series, we pose questions on Novel Coronavirus testing and diagnosis and Canada's laboratory response to Dr. Jared Bullard, an infectious disease specialist and Associate Medical Director at the Cadham Provincial Lab in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Jun 20, 2019

In this episode of Infectious Questions, Shivoan & Zeeshan is joined by Ziba Miab (a doctoral student at University of Manitoba) will narrate key themes highlighted by refugee women navigating the Canadian healthcare system.

Nov 22, 2018

Lyme disease is a prominent issue in the media these days and a matter of concern among public health practitioners in Canada. This episode, we look at Lyme's risk of transmission and prevention strategies.

Our guest expert is Dr. Eilish Cleary. Trained as a primary care physician, Dr. Cleary has worked in a variety of settings including Ireland, Sierra Leone and the Norway House Cree Nation in northern Manitoba. She currently works for the federal government as a community medicines specialist in First Nations and Inuit health. She spoke with NCCID's Zeeshan Qadar.

// Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue]

Oct 19, 2017

In this, the fifth in our 'TB Talk' series of episodes, we hear from Dr. Ryan Cooper, an infectious diseases specialist with Alberta Health Services. Dr. Cooper speaks to how post-landing or post-arrival TB surveillance of migrants works in Canada (including some Alberta-specific challenges), plus the best approach to on-going follow-up. He also discusses how Alberta's virtual TB clinic model has made a difference to rural, remote and Indigenous communities. // Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue]

May 8, 2017

The fourth in our TB Talk series, conversations from the most recent meeting of the North American Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis. This episode, we hear from Dr. Dennis Falzon, a Medical Officer with the Stop TB Department at the World Health Organization in Geneva. Here, he discusses the WHO's End TB Strategy, as well as the potential of new technologies to prevent and eliminate TB.

// Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue]

Apr 25, 2017

This episode is the third in our 'TB Talk' series, conversations that originated at End TB 2017, a meeting of the North American Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis. This episode, we hear from Dr. Malcolm King, a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He presented at the event on social determinants of health in remote, northern and Indigenous communities. We asked him about their importance to the rate of new TB infections and better TB outcomes.

Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue]

Apr 17, 2017

This episode continues our look at tuberculosis at End TB 2017, a meeting of the North American Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis. This episode’s featured guest is Kay Wallis, a special projects manager with the Curry International Tuberculosis Center, who presented on cultural proficiency among healthcare providers.

Mar 24, 2017

This episode, we turn our attention to tuberculosis for a special series of "TB Talk" episodes. This February, the city of Vancouver played host to End TB 2017, a meeting of the International Union Against Tuberculosis, specifically, the North American Region: we hear a sample of attendees' top TB priorities. In future episodes, we’ll bring you a number of one-on-one conversations with experts at the meeting. 

// Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue

 

Feb 21, 2017

We continue our look at refugee oral health: this time around, we’ll discuss the Interim Federal Health Program. It provides limited, temporary coverage of healthcare benefits to people who aren’t eligible for health insurance in Canada. Our guest expert is Dr. Carlos Quiñonez, an Associate Professor of Dental Public Health at the University of Toronto. // Our theme music is 'Weathervane' by Blue Dot Sessions [www.sessions.blue

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